Need to Know with Mona Charen and Jay Nordlinger Breaking Away

This week, Mona and Jay talk about John Kerry and that chimera known as “the Middle East peace process.” The truth is sadly simple, they say: There will be peace the second the Arabs want to coexist – and not a second before. Then they chew over leftist nonsense on campus. Jay says that maybe we make too big a deal out of this nonsense; Mona quickly talks him out of it. Later, they discuss a Kennedy-family award to George Bush the Elder. You know how Democrats like their Republicans: dead or long retired. Finally, Mona and Jay go down Memory Lane a bit about Edwin Edwards, the Louisiana politician and rascal – who’s out of jail and runnin’ for office again.

Early in the podcast, they talk about Breaking Away, the 1979 movie set in Bloomington, Indiana. That movie uses Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony, which is the music the podcast exits on.